Book Review: Spoonbenders

Spoonbenders by Daryl Gregory 

A little slight of hand, a touch of the mob and a bunch of magical skills, this story of a family of performers who are seriously down on their luck in the early 1990s. It's truly a cast of unique characters (think Carl Hiassen) who are expertly drawn by Gregory in a world a deceit, money, and defeat. The adult children have some unique skills passed down through their mother and the story unfolds as you learn about their past foibles and triumphs (government spying) which leads up to a momentous end (which is heavily alluded to during the story). Definitely a fun read with depth in plot and characters. 

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Andrea Pearlstein